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ERIC Number: EJ549571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
Are We Misconstruing Children or Scientists?
Spencer, Janine; Karmiloff-Smith, Annette
Human Development, v40 n1 p51-54 Jan-Feb 1997
Agrees with Gellatly that sociocultural influences are important in children's cognitive development, but maintains Gellatly confounds the contents of beliefs with the processes of forming beliefs. Argues that, though content varies cross-culturally, children use similar processes to make distinctions related to cultural contents. Suggests that attributing knowledge solely to internal processes or solely to social context is an error. (BC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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